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Computer Science Pioneer Dr. Alan Kay to Deliver Lindberg-King Lecture on September 26

Posted by on September 20th, 2018

NLM has announced that computer science pioneer Alan Curtis Kay, PhD, will deliver this year’s Lindberg-King Lecture on Wednesday, September 26, from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT. The talk, titled The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It. But Is It Already Too Late?, will be broadcast live and archived for… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, Education & Training, Events

Sep

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MEDLINE/PubMed Year-End Processing Activities for 2019

Posted by on September 12th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is currently involved in MEDLINE year-end processing (YEP) activities. These include changing the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) main headings and subheadings as well as Supplementary Concept Records that standardize names and associated numbers for chemicals, protocols, diseases and organisms that are not main headings. The MeSH edits include maintaining… Read More »

Posted in: Announcements, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

Sep

11

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NLM’s ToxTutor Resource Adds New Content!

Posted by on September 11th, 2018

The National Library of Medicine’s ToxTutor has added new content and topics: Section 3 (Toxic Effects): “Microbiome” topic added Section 5 (Toxicity Testing Methods): Additional “Finding Information about Alternatives to Animal Testing” content Microphysiological Systems as used in “tissue chip” and “Organs-on-chips” models added “Human-on-a-Chip” content added Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) as an emerging… Read More »

Posted in: Education & Training, Environmental Health and Toxicology, NLM Resources, Public Health

Sep

10

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Updated Homepage and Logo Coming for Mobile Device Users of PubMed Labs

Posted by on September 10th, 2018

PubMed Labs is a responsive Web site that can generate different display options depending on a user’s device size, e.g., mobile phones. Mobile device users that access PubMed Labs will soon notice a slightly updated homepage and logo. Additionally, the “What is PubMed Labs?” question will be replaced by “What’s new for PubMed Mobile?” The… Read More »

Posted in: Mobile Devices, NLM Resources, PubMed, Search Tools

Sep

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National Preparedness Month Weekly Theme: Learn Life-Saving Skills

Posted by on September 10th, 2018

This week’s theme for National Preparedness Month is Learn Life-Saving Skills. The first person on the scene is the first responder, even if they are not a professional. There are several ways to learn basic lifesaving skills: First Aid Training (American Red Cross) You are the Help Until the Help Arrives (Federal Emergency Management Agency… Read More »

Posted in: Communications Tools, Consumer Health, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Non-NLM Resources, Public Health

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